Category Archives: Bible Study

What does the Bible teach? How do those teachings hold up, centuries after it was written? And what does the Bible’s words mean for you and I are to live?

Jacob I Have Loved, Esau I Have Hated



You don’t love us. That was the cry of the people against their God. And yet God, did love them – and there was a lot of proof of that love, if they were to just look around. God loved Israel with a unique, abiding, special love – a love that was not granted to His enemies. That love exists for you as well, as a child of God. Click to hear more.


Open Hands, Open Hearts (Mercy Ministry)



What is “mercy ministry?” When someone calls your church in need of help, what happens next? In some cases, it is a referral to some other place or to a civic agency. But that is insufficient. Our love for God and for our neighbors requires something more. Click to listen to this sermon from Deuteronomy 15.


Theological Pandemic: The Disease Of Our Day



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Theological Pandemic: The Disease Of Our Day
Subtitle: Book Of 1 John
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 5/13/2020
Bible: 1 John 5
Length: 27 min.

Overview: There is a theological pandemic in our world – infecting entire nations, institutions, and even seminaries. Truth is disappearing, and no one cares. Click to hear about this disease, and how we should respond, in this sermon from 1 John 5.


The Road To The Cross: Christ And Barabbas



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: The Road To The Cross: Christ And Barabbas
Subtitle: Book Of Luke
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 04/10/2020
Bible: Luke 23; Luke 23:21
Length: 27 min.

Overview: One was the Messiah, the other a murderer. One was innocent, the other was guilty. And three days before Easter, it was the innocent who was slaughtered.–Click to hear the story of Jesus Christ and Barabbas from Luke 23.


The Church: Refined And Tested Through Fire



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: The Church: Refined And Tested Through Fire
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 3/29/2020
Bible: Zechariah 13
Length: 32 mins.

Overview: Life is hard right now. Jobs are lost, people are sick, and the horizon looks bleak. But just as iron is wrought over fire, so are God’s people refined through difficult circumstances. Click to hear this encouraging sermon from Dr. Toby Holt.


Jude: Of Wolves And Warnings



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Jude: Of Wolves And Warnings
Subtitle: Apologetics
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/28/2020
Bible: Jude 1, Jude 20
Length: 27 min.

Overview: We all think that we’re right – we all think that we see life clearly. But what if we’re deluded? What if our worldview is wrong? What if we’re packing our minds with lies? How will that turn out for us? Click to hear this convicting sermon from the Book of Jude.


Hope: Your Story Ends Well (Be Encouraged)



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Hope: Your Story Ends Well
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/22/2020
Bible: Psalm 113, Psalm 113:1
Length: 27 min.

Overview: Are you ready to give up? Are you depressed, hurting, or anxious about the future? Then know this – your story ends well. Click to hear this encouraging sermon from Psalm 113.


Strong Words And Stern Warnings



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Strong Words And Stern Warnings
Subtitle: Book Of Jude
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/13/2020
Bible: Jude 1
Length: 29 min.

Overview: Bad advice will mess you up. Bad teachers will lead you astray. And you don’t have a lot of room for error – life is hard enough without having people tell you things that aren’t true.–Click to hear Jude’s warnings about false teachers in Jude 1-4-11.


Contending And Not Pretending (Apologetics)



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Contending And Not Pretending
Subtitle: Apologetics
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/07/2020
Bible: Matthew 6
Length: 26 min.

Overview: Truth is not a moving target. Our culture redefines what is “true” with every generation – sometimes faster. And this is wrong. Truth doesn’t emanate from our culture, but from God alone. Click to learn more.


Treasures In Heaven



A new MP3 sermon from First Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details:

Title: Treasures In Heaven
Subtitle: Depression
Speaker: Dr. Toby B. Holt
Broadcaster: First Presbyterian Church
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 1/24/2020
Bible: Matthew 6
Length: 26 min.

Overview: You want it all. But that’s not realistic! Time and resources are finite. So what should you prioritize? Where should your focus be in the days ahead? Click to hear more.